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tax

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:27 pm
by toughrider
What does the Peruvian government do with all the money it's receives from tax?

Peruvians pay a lot of tax. Income tax, tax on purchases,...

Many roads are privately owned, airports are privately owned, the public transport system is privately run, people have to pay to go to school and they even have to pay to see a doctor or to go to a hospital. So, no tax money involved.

There's no social housing, free public transport for children going to school, no unemployment benefit, lousy or no pensions and the infrastructure is crumbling.

So on what do they spend the tax money on?

Re: tax

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:31 pm
by Alan

Re: tax

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:03 pm
by mrsteak
My observation is that everywhere in the world you need certain minimum taxes for any money to ever go into any public services. So first they serve themselves and what is left eventually goes into anything for the public. Expect Peru to be at the border line where all taxes are basically eaten up by the administrative structures. You would need to raise taxes e.g. by 10% to get 10% spent for the public.

So said the tax rates in Peru are at a level to only maintain government / administration and nothing is given back to the public (or just given back in homeopathic doses).

Re: tax

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:18 am
by Alan
The tax base has been falling in recent years and sits at close to 12.5% of GDP ... which is considered pretty low by most economists (unless they are libertarian). https://elcomercio.pe/economia/peru/pre ... cia-446612. Govt is trying some reforms. http://www.pcm.gob.pe/reformas/?p=419

Where does the money go? Education, policing, military, roads and infraestructure, healthcare, social programs, and to fund the administration. The links sent give a more detailed picture.

Re: tax

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:37 pm
by toughrider
Alan wrote:Where does the money go? Education, policing, military, roads and infraestructure, healthcare, social programs, and to fund the administration. The links sent give a more detailed picture.


Education? People even have to pay to go to university.

Social programs? Are that the Champagne and Caviar fuelled diners for congresistas and their narcotraficante friends at Astrid & Gaston?

Roads and infrastructure? The only decent roads are toll roads owned by private companies.

The administration? I thought they get sponsored (read: propinitas) by the companies who got the heavily overpriced contract to build a poorly built hospital. Like the 'state of the art new hospital in Tarapoto' that gets flooded when it rains and you risk to get more injured when you get out than when you got in due to falling down roof panels. And if you need to get operated in that place, then I recommend to first pass via the Honda Concessesionario to buy a generador to make sure they have electricity whilst they are operating you. Just in case they have a power cut which often happens.

Healthcare? My gf had to give up her studies and work 2 jobs to be able to pay for the cancer treatment for her mother.

Re: tax

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:58 pm
by Alan
Education: Tens of thousands of primary and secondary schools. Social programs: beca 18, Pension 65; Health care: SIS. And thousands of kilometers of roads through the mountains and jungles that are expensive to build and maintain.

Why not take the time to read the links?